Steve Holland bags an 88th minute winner for the Bluebirds
ON the day the clocks went one hour forward, Ilfracombe Town nearly took two steps back with a ragged, but rewarding, performance at Toolstation Premier Division bottom side Welton Rovers.
After losing 2-1 to Wells City in midweek in a match they should have won, the Bluebirds were distinctly second-best at the weekend but came out on top thanks to an 88th minute Steve Holland winner.
In a first half of few chances, Shaun Lewis could have put the visitors one-up when he was played in by Darren Parish only to put his effort over the bar.
The breakthrough came five minutes before half-time when Leon Taswell met Jon Vooghtâ€™s corner kick at the near post.
With the hosts continuing to dominate possession, they got their own reward when Craig Rimmer nipped in to capitalise on a weak header back to keeper Steve Oliver.
Mark Clunie came close with a free-kick on 60 minutes but Holland saved the day with minutes to play, finding the net from a Lewis cross.
At Mill Road on Saturday, Barnstaple Town found top gear from the first whistle but were unlucky 3-2 losers against Bristol Manor Farm.
Barum offered little respite to the visitors as they moved forward in numbers in the opening stages and they were rewarded with a Billy Hopcroft opener on 30 minutes.
Luke Purnell equalised for the visitors at the break and a livelier-looking Farm made it 2-1 through Ben Hiscox on 71 minutes.
Five minutes later, Stan Paxton looked to have rescued a point when he headed home a corner but with 10 minutes to go, Tony Perry converted a Hiscox cross to win the match for the visitors.
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